The Minho Region has unique characteristics associated to a natural landscape of enormous beauty and biodiversity. Marked by an intense green of the fields and vineyards, the Minho beautiful landscape allies itself with the contagious joy of the festivities and processions and with the unparalleled hospitality of its people.
You can start your journey in Viana do Castelo which has many stories to tell. The city of Braga is also a tourist reference point in the region and European Capital of Youth 2012. Guimarães, birthplace of Portugal and European Capital of Culture 2012, is also a must-stop. Ancient manor houses and pousadas, an extremely rich gastronomy, festivities and processions and Vinhos Verdes are some of the attractions you can appreciate in this privileged area.
Visit churches and monuments of incomparable beauty, a rich popular culture, music, folklore, stories and an unparalleled handicraft. Know the Portuguese Way to Santiago, the way done by the pilgrims who flock to Santiago de Compostela since the 9th century through Minho.
The outdoors activities play an important role not only on the rivers, like rafting in Gerês, but also kitesurfing on the excellent coast, next to Viana do Castelo.
Enjoy the coastline with numerous beaches, green mountains, manor houses, monuments and masterpieces of traditional and modern architecture, festivals, handicraft, gastronomy and “Vinho Verde”.
If you like golf, Minho offers you the necessary peacefulness to play this sport in excellent sceneries and facilities which compete with the best of the world. Much like many other excellent golf courses you can find in Porto and in the North of Portugal.
Mouth of Rio Lima, Viana do Castelo, Ponte de Lima, Braga – European Capital of Youth 2012 - and Bom Jesus, Guimarães – European Capital of Culture 2012 – and the Shrine of Nossa Senhora da Penha, National Park Peneda-Gerês, the Baroque churches, The Portuguese Way to Santiago, handicrafts, gastronomy and “Vinho Verde”.